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(BroBible)   Hilarious cut SNL sketch where they destroy ESPN's "First Take" show   (brobible.com) divider line
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2022-01-24 4:04:46 PM  
That's legitimately good, and quite funny.

Completely unlike SNL. No wonder they cut the segment.
 
2022-01-24 4:20:03 PM  

puffy999: That's legitimately good, and quite funny.

Completely unlike SNL. No wonder they cut the segment.



This weekend's show sucked.  Update was goood as usual but, man, this was a flatline episode (says the lifelong fan).  Yeah, this definitely should have made the show.

Maybe they didn't want to be to formulaic, as last week, they had the same basic sketch but mocking TNT's NBA broadcast.  Back to back "let's goof on the super popular sports segment" fatigue.

i also like how SNL puts out these "cut for time", "cut" sketches out.  Jay Mohr would mention, as have others, saturday afternoon they'll do like, 15 sketches, then do a live before audience but not aired, dress rehearsal, of maybe 12-13 sketches - which this was, hence full dress/makeup -  then with like an hour of prep, the writers/Lorne will whittle that number down to like, 8.  "You can't describe the kick in the chest it is to survive writing week, make the Saturday walk through, make Saturday dress, then be told at like, 1045PM, "Lorne nixed your sketch, sorry."
 
2022-01-24 6:23:09 PM  
That mobile site was as shiatty as your average ESPN/Fox Sports yelling-hot-takes show and this past SNL put together.  I never found the farking video, it must have been buried under ad panels.

Anyway, here's a direct link.

ESPN's First Take - SNL
Youtube 6RMF-TQyKtU
 
2022-01-24 6:31:07 PM  
Chloe was good, Redd does a good Screamin' A...but holy fark, Kenan nailed Irvin.

And as was par for the course this week, Will Forte as Barstool-esque jabroni was the weak link.

Also, I can see why the sketch got cut for time.  It had funny moments, but it was re-telling the same basic joke 4-5 times in a row.
 
2022-01-24 7:07:56 PM  

UNC_Samurai: Chloe was good, Redd does a good Screamin' A...but holy fark, Kenan nailed Irvin.

And as was par for the course this week, Will Forte as Barstool-esque jabroni was the weak link.

Also, I can see why the sketch got cut for time.  It had funny moments, but it was re-telling the same basic joke 4-5 times in a row.


It would've been funnier than all but one or two sketches, and half of Update.
 
2022-01-24 7:08:52 PM  

rickythepenguin: puffy999: That's legitimately good, and quite funny.

Completely unlike SNL. No wonder they cut the segment.


This weekend's show sucked.  Update was goood as usual but, man, this was a flatline episode (says the lifelong fan).  Yeah, this definitely should have made the show.

Maybe they didn't want to be to formulaic, as last week, they had the same basic sketch but mocking TNT's NBA broadcast.  Back to back "let's goof on the super popular sports segment" fatigue.

i also like how SNL puts out these "cut for time", "cut" sketches out.  Jay Mohr would mention, as have others, saturday afternoon they'll do like, 15 sketches, then do a live before audience but not aired, dress rehearsal, of maybe 12-13 sketches - which this was, hence full dress/makeup -  then with like an hour of prep, the writers/Lorne will whittle that number down to like, 8.  "You can't describe the kick in the chest it is to survive writing week, make the Saturday walk through, make Saturday dress, then be told at like, 1045PM, "Lorne nixed your sketch, sorry."


So the same audience sees each sketch twice? Once during dress rehearsal and then again live?
 
2022-01-24 7:14:53 PM  
Can they do one where skip bayless gets hit by a train. Except it's the real skip bayless and it's not a skit?
 
2022-01-24 7:22:11 PM  

markhwt: Can they do one where skip bayless gets hit by a train. Except it's the real skip bayless and it's not a skit?


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2022-01-24 7:23:44 PM  
It wasn't cut... I saw that.
 
2022-01-24 7:41:51 PM  

markhwt: So the same audience sees each sketch twice? Once during dress rehearsal and then again live?


so I'm told.  they bring in the audience who gets to see the sketches that make final.

they're also told not to "give away" the special guest.  host.  Exhibit A, saturdya's show.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w4wNFDYrQXY

Kristen Wiig was in full dress, standing 5' away off camera, the audience couldn't acknowledge her until she was on - camera.
 
2022-01-24 8:14:30 PM  
that was seriously funny!
 
2022-01-24 9:04:26 PM  
sports shows, news shows pretty much the same formula
 
2022-01-24 10:05:40 PM  

rickythepenguin: markhwt: So the same audience sees each sketch twice? Once during dress rehearsal and then again live?

so I'm told.  they bring in the audience who gets to see the sketches that make final.

they're also told not to "give away" the special guest.  host.  Exhibit A, saturdya's show.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w4wNFDYrQXY

Kristen Wiig was in full dress, standing 5' away off camera, the audience couldn't acknowledge her until she was on - camera.


That's awesome. I'm not a big SNL fan but I'd love to be in the audience some day. Just to see how it all works.
 
2022-01-24 10:09:03 PM  

markhwt: rickythepenguin: puffy999: That's legitimately good, and quite funny.

Completely unlike SNL. No wonder they cut the segment.


This weekend's show sucked.  Update was goood as usual but, man, this was a flatline episode (says the lifelong fan).  Yeah, this definitely should have made the show.

Maybe they didn't want to be to formulaic, as last week, they had the same basic sketch but mocking TNT's NBA broadcast.  Back to back "let's goof on the super popular sports segment" fatigue.

i also like how SNL puts out these "cut for time", "cut" sketches out.  Jay Mohr would mention, as have others, saturday afternoon they'll do like, 15 sketches, then do a live before audience but not aired, dress rehearsal, of maybe 12-13 sketches - which this was, hence full dress/makeup -  then with like an hour of prep, the writers/Lorne will whittle that number down to like, 8.  "You can't describe the kick in the chest it is to survive writing week, make the Saturday walk through, make Saturday dress, then be told at like, 1045PM, "Lorne nixed your sketch, sorry."

So the same audience sees each sketch twice? Once during dress rehearsal and then again live?


Different audiences. Dress rehearsal tickets are given out after live tickets are gone.
 
2022-01-24 10:38:32 PM  

rickythepenguin: puffy999: That's legitimately good, and quite funny.

Completely unlike SNL. No wonder they cut the segment.


This weekend's show sucked.  Update was goood as usual but, man, this was a flatline episode (says the lifelong fan).  Yeah, this definitely should have made the show.

Maybe they didn't want to be to formulaic, as last week, they had the same basic sketch but mocking TNT's NBA broadcast.  Back to back "let's goof on the super popular sports segment" fatigue.

i also like how SNL puts out these "cut for time", "cut" sketches out.  Jay Mohr would mention, as have others, saturday afternoon they'll do like, 15 sketches, then do a live before audience but not aired, dress rehearsal, of maybe 12-13 sketches - which this was, hence full dress/makeup -  then with like an hour of prep, the writers/Lorne will whittle that number down to like, 8.  "You can't describe the kick in the chest it is to survive writing week, make the Saturday walk through, make Saturday dress, then be told at like, 1045PM, "Lorne nixed your sketch, sorry."


"The Golden Rule" (it's not gay if it's a three way) video with Lady Gaga and Justin Timberlake was still being edited when the show went live. That is how close they cut it sometimes.
 
2022-01-25 1:57:39 PM  

markhwt: That's awesome. I'm not a big SNL fan but I'd love to be in the audience some day. Just to see how it all works.


said to be the hardest ticket in showbiz.  one, the studio itself is pretty small.  I saw it on a NBC tour.  I'd say theres at the very most, 500 seats and that's probably an overestimate. then, the guest, writers, executives, they get a ticket allotment so there are only about 100-150 seats made available to the public.

Someone I know got tickets about a year ago.  her sister is a nurse and SNL did a "first responders" guest list and she was picked.  my pal said it was pure farking magic to see live.  Guest was that Schitt's Creek guy.  she said, "I couldn't believe he was right there i nthe flesh, just 30-40 feet away!  I wanted to run up and hug him!"

it's pretty crazy how they do it, too.  the center stage (monologue, weekend update), then the side stage (skethces),and the left stage is reserved for the music artist's setup.   I thiiiiinnnnk they sometimes use that stage for sketches if the musical guest doesn't have a huge setup but I don't really know.  I think they usually just rotate from center stage to right stage.  every now and then bumping in or out of commercial, you'll see the crew setting up one stage and see the other stage being set up.  it's pretty amazing how quickly they flip each stage.
 
2022-01-25 2:25:57 PM  
thread dead, just talking to myself but another fun note about the sketches that get cut from dress.  Mohr and others have told the same story:  "this farking guy, his sketches would always make teh show and they were comedy death.  and my stuff would just kill at dress but not make the show.  it was infuriariting!"

and I think WIll Ferrell's "cowbell" sketch, or possibly the "cheerleaders" skit (which kinda became a 3-4 year mainstay), some Will Ferrell sketch made dress week in week out for a good 2-3 months but always got cut.  then the writer(s) went to the decision makers, "this sketch is murdering at dress rehearsal, but keeps getting cut.  let's just give it a shot!"

"they" finally did and it, as we know, destroyed.
 
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